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Arizona Divorce

Speak with a local Arizona divorce attorney to learn more about Arizona divorce laws and how your divorce might be affected. If you are considering filing for divorce, find an Arizona divorce lawyer in your area to help you through the divorce process.

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Overview of Arizona Divorce Law

Do you know how Arizona divorce law will affect you and your family? With the help of an Arizona divorce lawyer, you can get advice on divorce laws in your state and issues throughout the divorce process.

Arizona Grounds for Divorce: The state of Arizona accepts no fault divorce grounds. The dissolution of a marriage will be granted if it's proven the marriage is irretrievably broken; however, this does not apply if you were married under the covenant marriage law. If you were married under covenant marriage laws, ground for divorce include

  • Adultery
  • Abandonment for at least a year
  • Physical or sexual abuse
  • Living separate for at least two years
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Living separate at least a year from the entry of a decree of separation
  • Mutual consent
  • Imprisonment for a felony

Residency Requirements in Arizona Divorce: To file for divorce, one spouse must be a resident of Arizona for at least 90 days immediately prior to the filing, or maintain a military presence in the state for at least 90 days immediately prior to the filing.

Arizona Property Division in Divorce: Arizona is a community property state. You and your spouse retain your separate property but any marital property acquired during the marriage is divided equally.

Divorce Waiting Periods in Arizona: The state of Arizona doesn't have a waiting period to file for divorce, but after you or your spouse has filed the divorce petition, there is a 60 day waiting period. Once the divorce has been finalized, there is not a remarriage waiting period.

Child Custody in Arizona Divorce: The Arizona court determines child custody by what's in the best interest of the child. All relevant factors are considered, including

  • Wishes of the parents
  • Wishes of the child
  • Relationship between the child and parents
  • Child's ability to adjust to home, school and community
  • Health of all family members involved
  • Parents' willingness to allow contact between the other parent and child
  • Which parent has provided primary care for the child
  • If a parent used coercion or duress to gain custody arrangements
  • Whether the parents have followed the education program on children and divorce that is required

Arizona Child Support Laws: Arizona uses the income share model to determine child support. According to Arizona divorce law, child support is calculated by estimating the amount of support a child would have received if his or her parents had stayed together. That amount is divided proportionally according to each parent's income. Parents may be ordered to pay a different amount of child support depending on some of the following factors:

  • Financial resources of the child
  • Standard of living for the child during the marriage
  • Child's physical and emotional needs
  • Parents' financial resources and obligations
  • If a parent destroyed, concealed or excessively spent any joint property or money
  • Needs of the child
  • Time spent parenting and related expenses

Arizona divorce law continues to change. Speak with a local Arizona divorce lawyer to learn more about how divorce laws in your state may affect the outcome of your divorce. Connect with a divorce attorney in your area today, fill out the form below or call Total Divorce at 877-349-1310.

The above synopsis of Arizona divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local divorce lawyer in your area.

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